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Reach - Collage Oil Painting 30x40"

Reach - Collage Oil Painting 30x40"


While exploring various gestures for this series I was struck by the visual of a single raised hand reaching skyward. I love how it speaks of a desire for something, a yearning and longing but also is open to interpretation. Is it a celebration? A request for help? A moment of worship? Part of a dance of freedom?

Regardless of what meaning it conveys it does so in a way that makes you stop and notice--and that is the point of this whole collection--notice these small moments, these everyday gestures because they represent so much more.


While "Reach" has been hanging in my studio I have come to love how it transforms and uplifts this whole space. It is such an impactful reminder to celebrate the overlooked moments of life.


This is a mixed media piece which includes gallery wrapped canvas 30x40x1.5"), oil paint, metallic oil paint, cold-pressed water color paper, graphite, gel medium, and varnish. This collage painting helps express the layers, textures and varying elements that come together to tell the story with more depth, richness and interest than paint and canvas alone.


The painting comes unframed so you can choose the frame of your choice, or you can display it unframed.


Paintings usually ship within 1-2 weeks. Shipping costs are included (approx. $100 value).


About this collection:


There is a moment when an ordinary gesture or a common movement becomes something more. When a hand is offered and received, when palms open in surrender, or a fist loosens—then these everyday movements become holy. They become more than they were.


Certain positions can represent something greater and deeper than the eye can distinguish. These are the moments that I have attempted to capture in this series. The position of the hands may be common, but the meaning and motivation behind them is hallowed. The ordinary transcends into the sacred, but so quickly it is easily missed. Hopefully these pieces recognize and mark these hidden, holy moments.


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